Holtby Family History

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Holtby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Holtby, a place near York, probably named with the Old Norse personal name Holti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hornby, Colby, Hobby, Holton, Maltby, Goldsby, Godby, Ostby, Milby

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Holtby Family Origin

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Holtby Family Occupations

What did your Holtby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Message Boy and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holtby. The most common Holtby occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Holtby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Holtby family was Clerk.

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  • Farmer

  • Message Boy

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Holtby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Holtby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Holtby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holtby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 582 immigration records available for the last name Holtby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 410 military records available for the last name Holtby. For the veterans among your Holtby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holtby Life Expectancy

What is the average Holtby lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Holtby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Holtby in 1964 was 76, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holtby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holtby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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